Animation Block Party Goes Online, Expands to Boston

Animation Block Party is building up to its annual summer festival in Brooklyn with a new series on new media platform and a show planned for the Boston area March ... Continue Reading →

Tech Oscars Honor Pixar Co-Founder Catmull

Ed Catmull, who co-founded Pixar and currently serves as president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, was awarded the Gordon E. Sawyer Award at the Oscars’ SciTech Awards ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Trio Leads Toon Noms for Kids Choice Awards

The nominees for Nickelodeon’s 22nd annual Kids Choice Awards give young voters a chance to decide which of their favorite animated projects and actors will take home a coveted ... Continue Reading →

Bashir Takes WGA’s Doc Honor

Ari Folman’s screenplay to the animated film Waltz with Bashir won the WGA Award for best documentary screenplay, adding to the film’s awards season honor roll. The film, ... Continue Reading →

BAFTAs Honor WALL’E and Wallace

The British Academy of Film and Television honored the Disney-Pixar film WALL’E as the best animated feature at its awards ceremony Sunday. The awards were dominated by Slumdog ... Continue Reading →

Academy Sets First Animated Feature Symposium Feb. 19

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate its nominees for best animated feature at its first Animated Feature Symposium on Feb. 19. Animation historian Tom Sito ... Continue Reading →

New York Comic Con Gets Peek at Disney-Pixar’s Up

The first 50 minutes of the upcoming Disney-Pixar film Up will screen for fans at this weekend’s New York Comic Con. The screening of the film, directed by Oscar-winner Pete Docter, ... Continue Reading →

Academy Shorts Nominees Screen Feb. 17

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen this year’s animated and live-action short film Oscar nominees in a special program Feb. 17. The event, titled ‘Shorts!’ ... Continue Reading →

Morph Brings Aardman Style to Esquire

Aardman Animation’s original claymation star Morph is celebrating his 30th anniversary by becoming a fashion plate in the pages of the March edition of Esquire magazine. Morph ... Continue Reading →

Animators Memorial Set for Feb. 7

The Animation Guild, ASIFA Hollywood and Women in Animation will present a nondenominational memorial Feb. 7 for members of the animation community who died in 2008. ‘An Afternoon ... Continue Reading →